‘Netflix Curse’ hits Australian Open players

‘Netflix Curse’ hits Australian Open players
‘Netflix Curse’ hits Australian Open players

The first Grand Slam tournament was a total failure for tennis stars affected by the so-called “Netflix curse”. Among the 10 best tennis players featured in the Netflix documentary Breaking pointwhich came out last week, three didn’t even make it to the Australian Open, the Guardian reports. Australians Nick Kyrgios and Ajla Tomljanovic withdrew due to injury, as did Spaniard Paula Badosa. Of the remaining seven, none of them reached the second week of the tournament, with some of them losing to players ranked well below them. Taylor Fritz, American men’s No. 1 and world No. 9, was beaten by Australian Alexei Popyrin, ranked 98 places lower.

Maria Sakkari, Casper Ruud, Matteo Berrettini, Ons Jabeur and Thanasi Kokkinakis have all been eliminated, leaving Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime as the only remaining player featured in Breaking point, reports CNN. After his exit in the fourth round, he ignored the cursing remarks. “I thought it was funny,” he said. “I don’t know, I don’t think it’s related. Maybe the players who lost maybe feel like it’s connected, somehow. I don’t think that’s the case.” netflix

: “To clarify, this is purely a coincidence.” The Guardian notes that nervous times could lie ahead for the players introduced in the second part of Breaking point, which will be released later this year. (Read more tennis stories.)

. Netflix Curse hits Australian Open players

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